H J Colclough






 

Location and period of operation:

H J Colclough

Longton

1897

1937

China and earthenware manufacturer at the Vale Works, Goddard Street, Longton

Subsequently: Colclough China Ltd (1937-48)

 

Initials used on ware for identification:

 

H J C
L

[these initials used on various marks]
["L" stands for Longton]


ROYAL VALE CHINA
HJC
LONGTON


[CROWN ABOVE]
VALE CHINA
MADE IN ENGLAND
H J COLCLOUGH
LONGTON

printed mark 1927-37


COLCLOUGH
LONGTON
ENGLAND
BONE CHINA

printed mark 1935-37


printed mark 1908-28
printed mark 1908-28
globe with lion and 
HJC
L
superimposed on

Crown above
England below



printed mark 1928-37
ROYAL VALE CHINA
HJC
LONGTON
ENGLAND

[on the example shown the 'C'
of 'HJC' is mostly missing]

NOTE: There is a similar mark to this dated 1908-28
which is same layout with more elaborate and clearer
flags, crown and centre detail.

NOTE: This mark was continued by the new company
Colclough China Ltd from 1937-39


 

typical H J Colclough ware

 

plate - pattern number: 3702
plate - pattern number: 3702

the cups of a 21 piece tea set with this pattern (which is a pattern
of H J Colclough) has the printed mark (1928-37) of ROYAL VALE CHINA
as shown above, however the plates etc have the mark N H & C Ltd
all of them are the same pattern and all are marked No 3702
- who are N H & C Ltd?



12 Feb 2003